1943 Beechcraft Staggerwing / UC-43

1943 Beechcraft Staggerwing / UC-43

US Specialty Insurance Company

Sold new to the U.S Army Air Corps in August 1943. Based at various air bases all in USA during World War II. Declared surplus in 1945. Sold to civilian use. I am 9th owner of this aircraft. Most recent restoration and recover completed 2008.



Registration Number Date of Manufacture
N51121 07/27/1943
Aircraft Role Nickname
Utility and Cargo Transport Staggerwing
Aircraft Type: Wingspan:
Beechcraft D17S / UC-43 32 Feet
Overall length: Empty weight:
28 Feet 2917 lbs.
Gross weight: Fuel capacity:
4250 lbs. 121 U.S. Gallons
Oil capacity Engine type:
8 U.S. Gallons Pratt & Whitney R-985 450hp
Propeller type: Max Speed
Hamilton Standard 2D30 2-Blade 232 MPH
Rate of Climb Cruise Speed
1200 fpm 185 MPH
Service Ceiling Number of Crew
20,0000 Feet 1
Armament Bomb Load
None None
Number Built Number Surviving
805 200



Landing at Oshkosh Airventure Runway 27 in 2009. First FLight day after new covering in 2008. Photo shot for Flying Magazine 2009


Complete teardown and rewiring, new covering, new systems, new radios and flight instruments completed in 2008.

Restoration Images

fuselage bare Recovering Wings SONY DSC



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